Jenkins requests bench trial

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Updated: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:20:18 CST

Accused murder Nikko Jenkins wants a judge to decide his fate in the deaths of four Omaha residents rather than a jury.

Jenkins called the staff of Douglas county judge Peter Bataillon earlier this week to request a hearing. Last week, Batailloon granted Jenkins' request to represent himself during his trial.

He wants to waive his right to a jury trial and have the judge set a date for a bench trial. A hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday.

Jenkins is accused of killing four people in Omaha last August shortly after his release from prison.